Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Produktionsleitern zweier Unternehmen vor Ort in einem Werk
Themen: Arbeitsorganisation; Veränderungsprozesse; demographische Entwicklung
Organisiert von Holzhauser & Partner trafen zwei Produktionsleiter eines führenden Unternehmens der Dentaltechnik über anderthalb Tage das Team eines Produktionsleiters und die interne Change Beraterin eines Automobilwerks.
Exchange of experience between directors of operations of two companies on location in a factory
Echange d’expériences entre les directeurs de production. Le « leader mondial » et la « Meilleure usine de l’année » se
Organised by Holzhauser & Partner at the end of August 2013 two directors of operations of a leading dental equipment company travelled and met over one and a half days with the team of a plant manager and the internal change consultant of an automobile factory (winner in 2012 of the price “Best factory in Germany”). The willingness to reflect upon their activity and to subject themselves to the criticism of others has existed in both companies for some time.
The idea was: as both companies are not in competition with one another and on both sides very open, innovation oriented and experienced people work successfully, they could benefit from each other’s approaches, experiences and future projects. At times the exchange was moderated by the consultant of Holzhauser & Partner and the internal change-consultant.
The topics agreed upon were:
The talks sometimes took place in a meeting room and sometimes directly in the factory. A climate of strong curiosity and mutual esteem developed very quickly. Many questions: why? How did you arrive at this solution? What is your next step? ....
The visitors were especially fascinated by the following:
Altogether the attention of the visitors was attracted by the fact that the motto “the human being is in the centre” is obviously not an empty formula, but taken seriously with heart and mind.
All involved had much to consider further after the encounter and were occupied with the question: “what does the experience and concrete experienced mean for us, for me?” They are convinced that such an exchange of experience on location constitutes a concentrated and effective form of learning.
A return visit is planned for November 2013, in the meantime the exchange will continue.
Copyright Holzhauser & Partner, Pfinztal 5.9.2013
French version: the production managers have all completed engineering studies, they began their career with an apprenticeship – the plant manager in Bavaria with a carpenter apprenticeship, one of the other two directors of operations as a tool maker the other as machinist. Unconceivable in France that such a professional biography should end (for the present!) as director of operations!